Warner Bros. is getting in on the April Fool’s Day fun this year. The studio uploaded an Aquaman 2 trailer, which was in fact just a clever promo for Shazam!, which opens in theaters later this week.
It’s a pretty efficient move and starts exactly like what we’d envision an Aquaman sequel trailer would look like, only to swiftly flip the script and introduce Eminem’s “Slimshady,” which immediately gives the joke away. It’s a witty troll and ideal for the entertaining tone of Shazam!.
“The Kid Shall Reign” replaces the Aquaman 2 imagery in the fake trailer and some DC fans more than likely fell for the gag since it came directly from Warner Bros.
The Arthur Curry standalone film sequel is still in the very early stages of progress as James Wan and the studio wait for the ideal script to move forward. With that being said, this prank works so well due to the enormous success Aquaman just enjoyed at the box office earlier this year.